This is an original 1907 black and white print ad for The Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The company, founded in 1897 by Cleveland bicycle manufacturer Alexander Winton, as well as Geo. H. Brown and Thos. W. Henderson, produced and sold the first American-Made Gasoline-Powered Automobile. To promote his automobile line, Winton used one of his vehicles to drive from Cleveland to New York and back. While the Winton automobiles started around $1,000, they quickly rose in price after Winton's promotional drives. Unable to produce similar quality at a lesser price, however, Winton could not keep up with Henry Ford's automobile mass-production; thus causing Winton to shut down the company in 1924.
This 104+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches; 14 x 20 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Pricing, Runabout, Limousine, Horizontal Drive Shaft, Model M Touring Car, Type XIV, Fountain Pen Vintage Advertising